5 stunning wine hotels for your honeymoon in Portugal
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Among many other fantastic things, Portugal is known around the world for its wonderful wine… white, red, rose… it doesn’t matter, as long as it’s Portuguese! The wine culture in Portugal has grown so strong that it has touched other equally important tourism areas, such as luxury hotels. If Portugal is a honeymoon destination that you’re considering and wine something you’re really looking forward to tasting here, then maybe one of these 5 stunning wine hotels have a room with your name on it…

1. Design & Wine Hotel – Caminha, Viana do Castelo

Located in the quaint beachside village of Caminha, almost at the tip of Northern Portugal, just steps away from the Minho River and the ocean, this wine hotel mixes tradition and technology, food and wine, art and design. An 18th century manor house was completely restored and updated and now proudly presents 23 amazing and thematic rooms, perfect for honeymooning couples looking for contemporary accommodation, delicious culinary experiences and a touch of culture (the trendy White Box gallery is impressive). Besides a gourmet restaurant – be sure to make a reservation for a wine-themed dinner – the hotel has a very inviting wine tasting room, with wines from around the country and the world. A very cool wine hotel, for a very cool honeymoon…

2. Douro 41 – Raiva, Castelo de Paiva

Distancing 41 minutes from Oporto and at kilometer 41 of the Douro River, this wine hotel lives and breathes the magnificent landscapes of this famous Portuguese wine region, and every one of its stunning, cozy rooms and private villas has breathtaking views of the best that Douro has to offer. A gourmet restaurant and a sensational spa will assure that mind, body and soul are taken care of… as will the river boat cruises, accessible by the hotel’s own private marina, which will allow you to see up close and personal the legendary Douro vineyards, whose delicious products can be savored once back inside while you watch a majestic sunset by the window, hand in hand… cheers to a wonderful wine hotel honeymoon.

One of the oldest estates in the Douro region (it dates back to the year 1738) has been converted into a modern day wine hotel where comfort and luxury look out onto a majestic green and vineyard-filled property. If you’re not nestled inside its snug rooms, taking a splendid walk outside, or dining at the delicious restaurant, be sure to visit the fragrant wine cellar. The estate has been producing its own wine for centuries now and its most recent collections, along with some vintage and rare wines, can all be tasted on site, together with other local products such as delicious jams, honey and olive oil. A unique honeymoon experience that will be hard to top…

4. L’AND – Montemor, Alentejo

In the heart of a landscape dominated by the beauty and fragrance of vineyards as far as the eye can see, this spectacularly modern wine hotel has fused together Portuguese tradition, know-how, hospitality and design. Alentejo wine takes center stage at this hotel that not only produces its own wine, but also serves it at its gourmet restaurant. The wine theme continues on at the spa, where Caudalie vinotherapy treatments will leave any couple feeling refreshed and renewed. With many wine related events organized on site, including the unmissable wine tastings, be sure to enquire about what can be arranged during your honeymoon stay at this wine hotel, so that you don’t miss out on the good stuff! As for rest, relaxation and romance – we are planning a honeymoon after all – whether you choose a private villa or a Sky View Suite (with a retractable roof so you can snuggle under the stars or watch the sunrise in bed) we guarantee that the days spent at L’AND will never be forgotten and will probably be repeated…

5. The Vine – Funchal, Madeira

Starting with its name, wine was and still is the inspiration for this hotel: a comfortable and luxurious décor, with hints of purple here and there, discreetly remind us that wine is king and queen here. The hotel’s restaurant is even called UVA (which means grape) and while you dine on the mouth-watering creations that come out of the top chef kitchen and sip glorious Portuguese wine, you can feast your eyes on a magnificent view of Funchal. After dinner, head up to the terrace of the Sky Bar and enjoy a 360º view of the city under the stars, before you return to one of the romantic love nests that await you. For newlyweds honeymooning at this wine hotel, be sure to book a wine tasting and a few hours at the spa which appropriately specializes in Vinotherapy: a relaxing wine bath, followed by a luxurious AromaVine massage for two is exactly what the honeymoon ordered…

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